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John William Polidori

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John William Polidori, by F.G. Gainsford, circa 1816 -NPG 991 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John William Polidori

by F.G. Gainsford
circa 1816
23 in. x 18 7/8 in. (584 mm x 480 mm)
NPG 991

Physical descriptionback to top

Head and shoulders in black cloak and white neckcloth; thick black hair, black eyebrows, dark brown eyes, dark complexion; plain light brown background.

Provenanceback to top

Given (together with the chalk drawing of Christina Rossetti NPG 990) by Polidori's nephew William Michael Rossetti, 1895.

Exhibitionsback to top

'Byron', V&A Museum, 1974 (K15); 'Shelley Exhibition', Penshurst Place, 1977 (no catalogue).

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.

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